Tibook2 features

Discussion in 'Hardware Rumors' started by macilosh, Aug 3, 2001.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2001
    Curious why the two firewire setup on the PB G3was reduced to one on the current Tibook... as now we must use a PCI~firewire adapter to allow dv input and the firewire port connected to external storage (or vice versa).

    Anyone know if an active firewrie hub or daisy-chaining a camera and ext storage unit works using one firewire port? My logic says it "overstuffs" the firewire "tube" having input and outputs going on at the same time.
  2. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    They needed space

    From what I understand, the decision to go with just 1 firewire port instead of 2 was due to the space limitations of the narrow enclosure of the Powerbook G4. The Powerbook G3 had more space to house 2.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 2, 2001

    Think I need to clarify... what is the best (fastest) way to connect my dv camera and an external firewire storage unit to a Tibook?

    Also will the new Tibook have two firewire ports?
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2001
    San Luis Obispo, CA

    Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't there firewire hubs? Or does that slow things down too much?

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